Saturday, January 17, 2015

Review: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

The Kiss of Deception
(The Remnant Chronicles, #1)
by Mary E. Pearson 
Young Adult 
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.05
Published by: Henry Holt
Published on: July 8, 2014
Pages: 492


Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:


A princess must find her place in a reborn world.


She flees on her wedding day.

She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor's secret collection.

She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.

She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can't abide. Like having to marry someone she's never met to secure a political alliance.

Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love. 


My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: A brilliant novel. I was hooked from the get-go. The whole time the back of my mind was comparing this book to Star Wars for some unknown reason and that is always a compliment.

Having said that, the book was very different than Star Wars. But it did have a girl who was a princess with two boys. One who's a rogue and one who's a nice prince. So yeah, Star Wars came to mind ASAP. 

I loved the characters, loved the plot, and loved the writing style. The ending surprised me and now I really want to reread this novel. This is one that I'm going to go buy so I can have it permanently on my shelf. 

I was surprised by the ending. It completely caught me off guard. I didn't even realize I'd been played and deceived until the very end. 

This is one of those novels that I'm going to recommend to everybody and never shut up about.

There is enough action, suspense, romance, and intrigue to interest any reader. Fans of fantasy need to buy this one. 

So why 5 stars? This book was pure awesome. I adored it and am dying to read the sequel. 

Warnings/Side-notes: None. It's perfectly clean for readers of all ages. 

The Wrap-up: An incredible book that kept me turning the pages. It's easy to see why this book was one of the most popular books of 2014. 

Love,

Danica Page

2 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this cover! This is definitely on my TBR list. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it.
    Amanda

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    1. I adore this cover as well and I definitely recommend reading it ASAP. It lives up to the hype.

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